Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

ENSCO, Inc. is seeking a Senior Technician with demonstrated Ultrasonic Rail Testing experience to conduct railroad track inspection operations involving the use of measurement tools and systems, electronics troubleshooting and computer operation. Position involves interpretation of railroad-published documents to derive train speed information; review and analysis of track measurement data for reporting; and operating hi-rail commercial motor vehicles. This position includes some vehicle maintenance for rail survey cars and hi-rail vehicles. Incumbent will also complete regular housekeeping duties for safety and sanitation purposes aboard government-owned survey vehicles. This position is based at ENSCO’s customer site (ATIP rail survey vehicle) and requires the incumbent to routinely be dispatched to inspection vehicles throughout the U.S. and maintain professional appearance and demeanor as a representative of ENSCO, a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) contractor.

If you love to travel and know your way around complex electro-mechanical systems, this position may be for you.
• Work schedule — 3 weeks of continuous travel, followed by 1 week off — no work, it’s your time.
• Live anywhere in the U.S. We fly you to work sites. We pay for flights, hotels, plus per diem.
• Due to the extended hours during operation, with overtime, you’ll earn more than on a regular 40-hour work schedule.
• No degree required with 5+ years of technical experience

The permanent site is in PA, but due to extensive travel, the ideal candidate could be located anywhere in the continental US.

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Qualifications Required (Skills)

Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience in railroad industry maintaining electrical, electromechanical, or mechanical systems, involving troubleshooting and problem resolution with at least 3-years operating ultrasonic rail flaw inspection systems on rail vehicles with strong knowledge on theory of operation and interpretation of A and B-scan data.
  • Level II (two) certification in Ultrasonic Rail Flaw inspection technology (UT/NDT) or able to acquire Level II qualification within 4 weeks of employment
  • Railroad environment/industry experience
  • Familiarity with 49 CFR parts 213 and 214
  • Experience with workplace safety programs.
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as MS Word; Excel; PowerPoint; and Outlook.
  • Experience reading electrical or electronic schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Experience conducting equipment/machinery inspections (periodic maintenance inspections, preventive maintenance) and equipment upkeep.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Operating System; transferring files on a network, copying, and pasting.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with tape measure and similar measuring tools.
  • Functional knowledge of mathematics and fraction measurements.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements
  • Lift and carry 50 lbs. a distance of at least 150 feet.
  • Climb a ladder 15 feet high, in order to access roof spaces of survey vehicles.
  • Work in close quarters, under and about survey vehicles.
  • Work in inclement weather.
  • Work 12-hours or longer.

Perform as safety watchman in railroad environment.
Passing a Federal pre-employment drug test is a requirement prior to performing duties in this position. Undergoing and passing random drug and alcohol testing is a condition while performing duties of this position.

Railroad regulations require that selected candidates must pass an e-RAILSAFE security background check, including financial status, and online safety exams in order to work on railroad properties (a requirement of this position).

The selected candidate will be required to submit to fingerprint and additional background investigations in connection with this position.

Wearing safety equipment (hard hat, steel-toe boots, protective vest and protective eye glasses) when working on railroad properties is also a requirement. ENSCO will provide all necessary safety equipment.

Qualifications Desired

Experience with quality management/assurance program
Hydraulics maintenance/troubleshooting
Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
Pneumatic brake systems
Welding & fabrication
Diesel engine mechanics
Soldering and cable assembly
CPR/First Aid certifications
Aptitude for proficiency with software applications aboard track measurement survey vehicles, including ENSCO’s proprietary applications.
Familiarity with 49 CFR parts 229 and 238
Valid Commercial Driver's License, CDL Class B or greater


Division Description

ENSCO’s ATE Division is recognized globally as a leading provider of railway infrastructure inspection technology. Our products and services are provided to governments and railways in more than 12 countries on five continents. ENSCO work helps prevent train derailments and has a significant impact on the protection of human life, the environment and the economy.

Our team of more than 145 staff supports leading-edge technology projects in many exciting areas:
  • Sensor systems integration: inertial, positioning (GPS/RFID), laser scanners, imaging (line scan, area scan, thermal), ultrasonic, ground penetrating radar, LIDAR
  • Autonomous deployment of sensors, positioning systems and wireless communications on active rail cars to inspect railways
  • Machine vision algorithm development to detect conditions traditionally inspected by humans
  • Enterprise web-based data management systems to display, report and conduct big data analytics

ENSCO’s ATE Division is an exciting place to work and grow with many key benefits for technical staff, including:

  • “Innovation Fridays:” Staff is given time to create and experiment with new processes, best practices, and technologies in their field.
  • Involvement in all levels of the design and development process: Significant experience is gained that is not always available at larger companies that typically reserve serious engineering tasks for more seasoned staff.
  • Direct exposure to customer management, financial management and business development.

Working in ENSCO’s Rail Division provides a means to acquire a wide range of practical skills and experience in a short period of time, work on exciting and ground-breaking technology projects that impact transportation safety and offers domestic and international travel opportunities if desired.

ENSCO provides a stimulating, collaborative, multi-discipline environment with coworkers from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds working together to make the world a safer place. Come join a stable and growing company and experience the reward of seeing the results of your work make a real impact on solving some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Strength in Diversity

ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

ENSCO, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiaries represent a $140 million international technology enterprise, headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area. For over 50 years, the ENSCO group of companies has been providing engineering, science and advanced technology solutions that guarantee mission success, safety and security to governments and private industries worldwide. ENSCO operates in the defense, transportation, aerospace and intelligence sectors. Field offices and subsidiaries, representatives and partnerships are located throughout the United States and around the world.

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